I am an Economist with primary research and teaching interests in International Trade and Finance, Industrial Organization and Economic Development. Currently, my research focuses on the impact of quality of institutions and legal systems in different countries on their international trade patterns, outsourcing, foreign direct investment and location of firms. My favorite aspect of teaching at GSU is being part of all the new developments taking place in this University, and in the College of Business and Public Administration, together with the great potential for innovation and growth.
I earned my Ph.D. degree in Economics from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Before that, I obtained an M.A. degree in Economics from Central European University, studying in the United Kingdom and Hungary for two years. I received my undergraduate degree in Economics from Sofia University, Bulgaria, spending one semester at Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France, in a TEMPUS program, sponsored by the European Union.
Teaching and Service
I joined the faculty of the College of Business and Public Administration at Governors State University in 2011. Previously, I was teaching Economics at California State University, Fullerton. I have also worked as a consultant on various projects at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Working at GSU allows me the opportunity to provide service to the University and larger community. I have enjoyed serving on a number of committees within the College of Business and the University, focused on enhancing student learning experiences and faculty development. I am also involved in several professional organizations and journals. One of the most rewarding aspects of my position is the opportunity to be involved in the development of the new B.A./B.S. program in Economics.
Curriculum Vitae/Website: Dr. Mengova